Industry Coverage

Expertise in navigating industry-specific opportunities

From international expansion to complex cross-border financing arrangements, we leverage extensive institutional resources and a global reach to help our clients execute their strategic goals across a range of industries. We aim to understand each client’s priorities and goals and develop tailored financial solutions.

Teams bring breadth and depth

We have dedicated teams that focus on your distinct industry, understand the landscape and nuances, and provide the advice and solutions custom fit for what you want to accomplish now and in the long term.

We originate, structure, and execute transactions to meet the unique needs of our clients in the automotive, transportation, and mobility sectors. We play a leading role in the sector through trusted relationships and strong global capital support for our clients while providing strategic advice. Market intelligence, product expertise, and an extensive global network shape the bespoke financing strategies we develop to meet our clients’ objectives. Our clients include the majority of automotive original equipment manufacturers, first-tier auto suppliers, automotive retailers, cruise lines, railroads, EPC, and key logistics companies.
SMBC’s Consumer, Retail and Environmental coverage team provides deep industry expertise and capital support to our global clients with financial and strategic advisory services, spanning M&A, capital structure advisory, debt capital markets, leveraged finance, rates and FX risk management, trade finance, leasing, asset-based lending and ESG integration. With the understanding that no two clients or situations are exactly alike, we apply our deep industry and product knowledge to every solution in a customized fashion. This bespoke approach is rooted in our core values and starts with listening and asking questions and staying on top of the trends of this evolving industry, so that we are fully aligned with our clients’ strategic and financial goals. This, combined with our global footprint, market intelligence and ability to deploy capital, makes SMBC a valuable corporate and investment banking partner to our clients.

Our coverage spans the spectrum of the Consumer and Retail universe, including consumer products, beauty products, household products, packaged food, beverages, restaurants, apparel & accessories, grocery, general merchandise/drug retail and related distribution and services. Our Environmental coverage includes the solid waste, hazardous waste and waste-to-energy sectors.
We offer a wide array of products, such as bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, letter-of-credit support, global trade finance lines, funding for joint-venture operations, liquidity financings, project financings, support for merger and acquisition activities, foreign exchange, and other derivative lines. The team has deep knowledge of all segments in the oil and gas industry across the value chain, including exploration and production, pipelines and processing, refining and services, liquefied natural gas plants, and shipping as well as integrated oil companies. We originate, structure, and execute corporate and project finance transactions in the Americas. We offer products across all sectors of the energy and natural resources industries, and we coordinate closely with our structured finance teams on power-related project financings.
The Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is a worldwide network of industry experts who understand the economic landscape and the challenges facing financial institutions. To meet the needs of domestic and global institutional clients, we leverage the full suite of products across SMBC to provide unique financial solutions to clients within the following industry sectors: banks and broker-dealers, regulated and alternative investment managers and funds, insurance companies, and specialty finance companies, including Business Development Companies (BDCs).

Our FIG business has a specific niche in offering financing solutions to the regulated fund sector, including BDCs, closed-end funds and open-end funds. Additionally, the FIG team partners with many business units throughout SMBC Group to offer our clients a wide range of products, including Capital Markets (DCM, ECM, ABS), Sales and Trading (Equities & Fixed Income), Structured Financing (including subscription financing and asset-based lending), FX/Derivatives, Securitization and operational services.
The combination of deep industry expertise with the resources of our global network delivers a powerful package of corporate finance solutions to our clients. We offer a broad range of commercial and investment banking products to high-quality companies in the biopharma, medical technology and healthcare services sectors. These products include acquisition financing, debt and equity capital markets, trade finance, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, letters of credit, foreign-exchange strategies, leasing, derivatives, short-term investments, and cash management, as well as other forms of credit support. In addition to corporations across the credit spectrum, we support the large network of nonprofit hospitals in the U.S. by offering liquidity and credit enhancement on municipal bond offerings in the form of letters of credit, as well as direct purchases of series of municipal bonds.
Unique situations deserve special solutions. Our primary coverage areas include the agribusiness, chemicals, forest products, packaging, aerospace & defense, government services, diversified, and capital goods sectors. Locally and on a global scale, we provide solutions through our strategic advice and by leveraging the strength of our balance sheet. In a dynamic marketplace, our growing platform has allowed us to execute deals in the debt and equity capital markets, trade finance, structured leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and derivatives on behalf of our clients.
Our Media and Communications banking franchise provides bespoke financing solutions and capital structure advice to a variety of sector clients. We have maintained a consistent and long-term focus on the sector, offering a spectrum of services ranging from traditional loans to non-recourse structured products. Our team has financed the growth, evolution and digitization of traditional media and communications infrastructure over the last 20 years. We have led and participated in the largest transactions encompassing all aspects of the capital structure to support acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs and IPOs. SMBC is the trusted long-term relationship partner of choice for most of the industry’s top corporations and we welcome the opportunity to partner and grow further together with you.
Clients have a strong competitive advantage in the global approach of our commercial real estate professionals. Our clients experience seamless cross-border transactions as our team coordinates closely with colleagues in Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong, Toronto, London, and Singapore to manage project-level and portfolio loans, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and real estate operating companies (REOCs). Our team is actively engaged and highly experienced in all asset classes. We deliver financing solutions for bridge/interim financing, construction loans, interest-rate hedging solutions, letters of credit, revolvers, and term loans.

We work with market leaders in gaming and integrated resorts, with a particular focus on Las Vegas-based firms with Asian investment strategies. Casino properties often include hotels, convention space, retail space, and other non-gaming amenities. We provide clients with debt capital for acquisitions, corporate working capital, and project financing.

With our global footprint, we are capable of orchestrating transactions at any point in the hospitality business line. We partner with the world’s leading hospitality brands and provide term loans, revolvers, and construction loans for REITs, operating companies, and projects.
The dynamic nature of the technology industry requires a deep knowledge base and the conviction to remain ahead of the trends needed for success. Our senior team, located across New York, the Bay Area and Los Angeles, is comprised of coverage bankers with decades of experience who take the time to understand our clients’ unique and evolving goals to deliver timely ideas and bespoke solutions. This depth of industry knowledge and sector experience, combined with SMBC’s global footprint and capital support, empowers our team to provide its clients with financial and strategic advisory services in areas such as M&A, capital structure and ESG advisory, debt capital markets, trade finance, leasing, asset-based lending, venture debt, and rates and FX risk management.

Our coverage team supports a range of clients across the major technology subsectors, including software, hardware, semiconductors, IT/business services, internet, and financial technology. As a trusted long-term partner of choice for many of the industry’s leading corporations and emerging innovators, we welcome the opportunity to partner with you and drive your growth together.
Our portfolio of utility and power relationships is extensive and geographically diverse, offering a broad range of banking products, including balance-sheet support, capital market solutions, investment banking services, leasing, trade cash management, and other treasury services. With substantial resources dedicated to structuring and executing non-recourse financings spanning the entirety of the energy, power, and natural resources sectors, we are uniquely positioned to service the needs of our utility and power clients, both in the U.S. and abroad.